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Global Journal of Rare Diseases

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Case Report PTZAID: GJRD-2-107

A Masquerading Case of IGRA Positive Mycobacterium Szulgai

Grace Salame, Mohammed Abdulkadir Alhassen, Manjunath Muddaraju, Nirav Patel and Sowmya Nanjappa*

It is well known that Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are more specific than the purified protein derivative (PPD) skin tests in diagnosing tuberculosis as it is not confounded by prior bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination. We present a unique case of false positive IGRA in a 57 year old female with Mycobacterium szulgai cavitary lung infection.

Published on: Apr 3, 2017 Pages: 9-10

Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/gjrd.000007

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